HOME Offshore: Advanced Sensing for Offshore Asset Management

We are pleased to share our latest outreach video, hosted on our Smart Systems Group YouTube channel. In this video, we have summarised and demonstrated the latest research outcomes of Heriot-Watt University and the Smart System Group, which innovative fusion prognostics approaches on offshore Asset Management. We utilise advanced sensing technologies, multi-physical models, data-driven and […]


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Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades with Non-Destructive Radar Sensing

Global growth in onshore and offshore wind energy has created a forecasted 11.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) increase in Wind Turbine (WT) blades throughout 2020-2025. The ability to verify blade condition throughout the asset lifecycle is integral to economic and reliable renewable energy supplies. Currently, commercial inspection of deployed wind turbine blades is predominately […]


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An Evaluation of Millimetre-wave Radar Sensing for Civil Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure is a dense network of systems that provide vital services such as energy, transport and water. Continuous cycles of monitoring and repair are vital to the economic development and functions of a community. Current detection methods of subsurface fault precursors in civil infrastructure are insufficient for subsurface defect detection. In this paper we […]


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The Importance of Fusion Prognostics for Sustainable Subsea Power Cable Health Management

Offshore wind farms play a vital role for a sustainable, low-carbon future. Subsea power cables are an essential asset for the electrical transmission and distribution of power from such windfarms. The reliability of these cables determines the sustainability of the power supply and the economic viability of offshore wind farms. Locating and replacing damaged sections […]


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Upcoming Publications: Preliminary Presentation

The Smart Systems Group would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche and Mr Daniel Mitchell on their recent publications which are due to be presented at the 11th annual IEEE Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference and will be held virtually between the 4th and 7th of November 2020. Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind […]


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Research in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the Offshore Sector

The Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub is a research programme of a group of universities and several partners developing Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the offshore sector. The hubs aim is to develop research and discovery science into commercial products and services in order to support the UK offshore […]


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Technology Exploration for Security Sensing

“Concealed Weapon Detection Using Non-Contact Millimetre-Wave Sensing” lead by Dr. Jamie Blanche A research group based at Heriot-Watt University’s Smart System Group have worked in partnership with Microsense Technologies Ltd to develop a compact sensing technology to help reduce the risks associated with modern day policing. Recent reports published by the BBC News indicate that […]


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Upcoming Publications: Acceptance of Publications to IEEE IEMCON 2020

The Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University, would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche, Daniel Mitchell and their research teams for the notification of acceptance of their publications. These papers are due to be released at the Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) 2020. This conference will be held on the 4-7th of […]


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SSG welcomes Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry to the team

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry as members of staff at the Smart Systems Group. Prof. Jiju Antony is recognised worldwide as a leader in quality management and Lean Six Sigma methodology for achieving and sustaining process excellence. He is a Professor of Quality Management in the School of Social Sciences […]


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Upcoming Webinar 17th September 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response

We are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar hosted by IEEE Smart Grid, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response” presented by Ioannis Antonopoulos, Benoit Couraud and Valentin Robu of the Smart Systems Group. This event will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 11:00am EDT In the recent years, there has been […]


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